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Water Quality Program

The Water Quality sampling programs consists of sampling and analyzing water samples from seventeen (17) streams in West Virginia’s eight county Eastern Panhandle.  Samples are collected one time per month and analyzed by the Moorefield Laboratory from pH, conductivity, temperature to total phosphorous to name a few.  Data collected by the Moorefield Water Quality Program has been used by a variety of groups including the WV Department of Environmental Protection, the Chesapeake Bay Program, US Environmental Protection Agency, WV Department of Agriculture and West Virginia University.  The data has been invaluable for assessing water quality trends over a long period of time, as well as prioritizing Best Management Practices (BMP) which help to reduce nutrient and sediment in WV’s streams.

Contact:  Matt Monroe, Assistant Director: mmonroe@wvda.us, 304-538-2397
Water quality sampling in an Eastern Panhandle Stream